APA 6th Ed. RUNNING HEAD/PAGINATION IN WORD 2007 Creating a Running head for an APA paper is a very easy thing to do. First, begin on the first page. Step 1: Double-click in the top 1” inch of the page to enter the header and open the menu.
Step 2: Put a check mark in “Different First Page” in the “Options” section under the
Step 3: Using the “Page Number” feature in the “Header & Footer” section, insert page numbers at the top right of the page.
Step 4: Your cursor should be in front of the page number 1. Type “Running head: SHORTENED TITLE OF PAPER” here.*
Step 5: Hit the “Tab” key once or twice until the Running head is flush left and the page number is flush right. This completes your title page. For the rest of the paper, you will just make a few minor changes. *Depending upon the settings in Word, you may need to adjust the font to be 12pt Times New Roman.
The header you enter on page 2 will become the header for the entire remainder of your paper.
Step 6: Go to the Header field of the second page of your Word document. Double-click to enter the field if necessary.
Step 7: Again, insert page numbers top right using the “Page Number” feature in the “Header & Footer” section of the menu.
Step 8: Type the short title of your paper WITHOUT “Running head:” before page number 2.* This will copy to all pages.
Step 9: Hit the “Tab” key until the header is flush left and the page numbers are flush right. Close the header. You’re done! *Depending upon the settings in Word, you may need to adjust the font to be 12pt Times New Roman.
Published on Aug 30, 2013